The primary theme of this film is preaching Jesus Christ as the full expression of God's "name," but there are also many other spiritual truths which are prominent in this film. You may or may not pick up on these when you watch it and so below I have described some of the underlying truths that are in this film and I explain the visual symbolism that is used to communicate them. - Jordan Hatfield (Director)
Psalm 8 describes man as being creatures who are lesser than the angels, having been made from the dust of the ground as described in Genesis 2:7. God created man and gave them dominion over the works of His hands and authority to fill, subdue and rule over the earth (Genesis 1:28). Man was made "in God's image" (Genesis 1:27) for the purpose of spreading His good, perfect and pleasing will throughout a planet which was occupied by the powers of darkness (Revelation 12:4). However, because of the fall of man in the garden, we do not presently see him ruling over creation as he was intended to (Hebrews 2:7-9). Rather, because of Adam's failure in the garden and the resulting curse, we see mankind ruled over in spirit, soul and body, being subdued by disasters, war, sickness, sin and death in a world that is out of their control.
What man failed to accomplish in the garden, the "God-man," Jesus Christ accomplished for us by his life, death and resurrection. Though he was God in very nature, he humbled himself to become a flesh and blood human. The One Who created man from the dust became a "man of dust" Himself (1 Corinthians 15:47) to serve us and accomplish for us what we could not accomplish. It is now IN HIM (through faith in Him) that any person can be restored to their original, Genesis 1:28 purpose and destiny. Because of Jesus' finished work on the cross, all that come to be IN HIM by faith, inherit all the victory over sin and the curse which he won for us (Romans 6:1-10).
All of these themes are prominent throughout the film and are expressed with a variety of symbolic imagery.
HUMANITY SYMBOLIZED BY DUST AND DIRT
In this film, the frailty of humanity is symbolized by dust and dirt and represents "us"... all of us... our sin, pain, suffering, and warfare with Satan and our restoration and victory that comes by "looking to" Jesus by faith. God made mankind from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7). The God who created man from the dust became a man of dust himself in order to become a servant and save us from sin.
Psalm 8 makes the statement... "Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger." In essence, this is saying that God desires us to have "child-like" faith and dependance on Him. He doesn't require that we clean ourselves up and get rid of all of our sin and weakness BEFORE we come to Him. Instead, He delights in those who come to Him empty handed and confidently believe in His loving, patient, kind, "fatherly" character to provide all of our needs FOR us, even IN our weakness... "God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8). It is when we embrace child-like faith and reliance on God's work FOR US in Christ and lay aside OUR self-reliance that we find true victory and freedom over Satan - who is the ultimate "enemy and avenger" of Psalm 8.
CHILD-LIKE FAITH SYMBOLIZED BY CHILDREN
In this film, the concept of child-like faith is symbolized by images and sounds of children. These images are placed throughout the film in key moments to represent that child-like faith which relies on God's fatherly provision instead of relying on self-provision.
1 Peter tells us that Satan is like a roaring lion, who roams around seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). You also see the Psalmists describing their enemies as being "lions" (Psalm 17:12 & 7:2). The ultimate application of this is that we have spiritual enemies; powers of darkness led by Satan who passionately war against our faith in Jesus and obedience to the gospel (Revelation 12:17). Ultimately, Satan was behind the fall of man in the garden, which brought sin, death and corruption into this world. But God has triumphed over Him through His Son on the cross (Colossians 2:15), and by child-like faith in Him, we also can share His triumph and subdue the enemies' activity in our lives.
SATAN SYMBOLIZED BY A LION
Satan, the "adversary" is symbolized in the film with images of a lion. This is drawn primarily from 1 Peter 5:8. Our adversary, the Devil, is like a hunting lion who is intently watching the righteous and waiting for a perfect opportunity to attack our faith.
What man failed to accomplish in the garden, the "God-man," Jesus Christ accomplished for us by his life, death and resurrection. Though He was God in very nature, He humbled Himself to become human and to serve us, accomplishing for us what we could not accomplish. It is now IN HIM, that any person can be restored to their original, Genesis 1:28 purpose and destiny. Because of Jesus' finished work on the cross, all that come to be IN HIM by faith, inherit all of His victory.
In Jesus' humility and love for us, God has fully and clearly explained to mankind "HIS "NAME" - His character and nature - who He is and what He is like. (Hebrews 1:3 - John 14:9).
In Jesus, God has most fully expressed and communicated "Himself" (Hebrews 1:1-2).
God, in the person of His Son, was willing to become "lower than angels" by entering into his own creation as a man so that he might serve us. In this we can see why Jesus was given the name that is above every name and we can understand that the name of the Lord truly is MAJESTIC in all the earth!
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